Checking In On Austin Hedges’ Defense

May 11, 2017

#Swoon. When I hear the name Austin Hedges, that’s the first thing that comes into my mind. I mean look at that face. Who doesn’t love that face? Anyway, I am already getting off topic here. So Austin Hedges, baseball player. It’s his first full season in the bigs and he’s still developing. He’s had his share of ups and downs early this season, but the key is that he…

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The Padres’ Plate Discipline Problem

May 4, 2017

Just over one month into the 2017 season, the San Diego Padres sit at 12-17 through the team’s first 29 games. Going into the season, most knew the Padres would be largely non-competitive. While there has been some surprise wins for the Friars, that expectation has largely come to fruition. However, the Padres have played a much different game than what was expected. Everyone had a good idea that the…

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Ryan Schimpf is Setting an Early Example of Patience at The Plate

April 20, 2017

Last season we saw Ryan Schimpf blast home runs and extra base hits like he was taking batting practice. He hit 20 home runs, had 22 extra base hits, struck out 105 times, and walked just 42 times in 330 plate appearances. This season, however, he is taking a different approach at the plate. It is still very early in the season, but in his 59 plate appearances thus far, Schimpf…

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There’s No Need to Worry About Austin Hedges

April 13, 2017

  With the Padres completing their 10th game on Wednesday afternoon, the baseball season is now approximately 1/16th finished. The Padres have finished those ten games an even five and five, and they will head to Atlanta for a weekend series with the Braves. Through ten games, there has been no shortage of storylines in San Diego. From Manuel Margot and Wil Myers‘ stellar starts to the season to the…

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Clipping the Hedges (Ode to Spring)

March 12, 2017

Hedges, clipped alive in spring studying the heart of everything Riding in from El Paso Gunning out runners Headed for a ring Some say he can’t sing Others say he can’t bring his power to the plate but haters, they’re going to hate Yea, he’s had to wait for far too long but he never took the bait Watch him crouch like a King put out opposing stings run his…

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Austin Hedges Will Have Huge Effect on Padres’ Pitching Staff

February 26, 2017

Some would say the San Diego Padres pitching staff will be one of the worst in MLB this year. In fact, USA Today ranked the Padres hurlers dead last in the entire league for the upcoming season. To that, I say, rubbish. The reason being… Austin Hedges. Whoever makes the club as a starter, whether it is Luis Perdomo, Clayton Richard, Jered Weaver, Jarred Cosart, Jhoulys Chacin, Christian Friedrich, Trevor…

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The Top Breakout Candidates for Padres in 2017

February 17, 2017

  The San Diego Padres will not be a successful team in 2017. Although they may not win a lot of games, the Padres are poised to be an exciting, young team to watch throughout the season. With a lot of young talent on the roster, the Padres have the potential to be an above-average offensive team. A lack of pitching will definitely hurt the team, but free agent signings…

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A Letter to Padres Fans

January 16, 2017

Dear Padres fans, I, like most of you, have been watching the Padres ever since I got into baseball. As a fan base, we’ve been through it all. We witnessed one of the greatest hitters of all time play the game in our uniform for his entire career. We’ve seen one of the best closers ever do his thing, over and over and over again. We have seen, and will…

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My Top-5 “Must-Watch” Padres for the 2017 Season

January 3, 2017

  I have watched the game of baseball since I was five years old. The love for the game that I have is something that will never leave my heart. Ever since I discovered baseball, I have loved the San Diego Padres immensely. From the Jake Peavy and Brian Giles days, to the Kyle Blanks and Heath Bell era, my love for the Padres has never changed. For the first…

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Can Luis Torrens Become the Padres’ Catcher of the Distant Future?

December 17, 2016

Almost two weeks ago the Padres finally did the inevitable and traded Derek Norris. He went to the Washington Nationals for prospect RHP Pedro Avila. This was a positive and necessary move, another nod towards the youth movement, as it finally opened up the starting role for Austin Hedges behind the dish. In return, the Padres received another solid piece of young pitching depth to look forward to. I like…

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Padres PNO (Positives Negatives Outlook) Austin Hedges

November 22, 2016

The San Diego Padres have solid depth at the catching position presently, a position that is weak around the league. Derek Norris, Austin Hedges, Christian Bethancourt, and Hector Sanchez are all capable of starting a major league baseball game behind the dish. Norris is presently the starting catcher, but there are tons of rumors swirling that the Padres are looking to move him this off-season. If and when Norris is…

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The Future is NOW for the Padres

September 23, 2016

The “core four” have arrived. The future is now, Padres fans. If you are a fan and have a pulse, you should be excited. The San Diego Padres fan base had been calling for these youngsters to play at Petco Park for quite some time and now they are here. Fresh off their PCL Championship run in which the group built vital team chemistry. Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Carlos Asuaje…

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